Dublin: Family Kidnapped During Attemped Tiger Robbery At GPO

5 Apr

Gardaí are investigating an attempted robbery of the GPO in which a family were held hostage overnight.

 GPO - Kidnap of employee's family
 GPO – Kidnap of employee’s family

Gardaí are investigating an attempted robbery of the GPO in which a family were held hostage overnight.

At least four armed and masked men forced their way into the home of an An Post employee in Kildare at around 9.30pm last night.

They took his wife and two children hostage and forced him to go to work at the GPO this morning.

He was told to take a sum of money, believed to be at least €100,000 in cash, and leave it at a designated place.

A garda operation was put in place and no money was handed over to the gang.

The woman was reunited with her family earlier this morning.

She remains traumatised but otherwise unhurt.

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